Co-Designing Connected Communities, Bridging the Tech Divide


Establishing digital access and skills is imperative to success in today’s economy. Persistent gaps in access to technology and opportunities to develop digital skills exacerbate existing disparities, disproportionately impacting marginalized communities and people of color. Research shows the value of educators having lived experience, cultural and language competencies, and community trust. This panel will share the successes while exploring challenges of co-designing digital navigation services in established community-based organizations.

Other Resources / Information


  1. Participants will learn about the successful and sustainable integration of digital navigation services in cities like Dallas, and Detroit.
  2. Participants will gain an understanding of what it takes to sustainably integrate navigator services into communities to support digital resilience.
  3. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel, seek partnerships with and receive access to digital navigator resources.



Priyanka Sharma, Vice President, World Education

Meta Information:

  • Tags: design thinking, digital divide
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Community Initiatives
  • Session Focus Area Continuing Education
  • Level: Basic Understanding

Add Comments

comments powered by Disqus

SXSW reserves the right to restrict access to or availability of comments related to PanelPicker proposals that it considers objectionable.